Waterfront Yet Again!

Thinking of You card using Waterfront Stamp Set I am so enthralled with the Waterfront stamp set that I can’t stop making cards with it. This time I stamped a scene and then cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes framelit. Then I matted it with a scalloped edge Layering Ovals framelit. The greeting is from Heartfelt Blossoms, one of the free Sale-a-Bration stamp sets. How do you get a free stamp set? Order $50 or more in product during Sale-A-Bration. If you order $100, you can even choose from two more detailed items or get two $50 items Be sure to use the January Host Code when you order to get a small Thank You gift from me as well. You can download the Sale-A-Bration brochure herel

Tropical Waterfront Card

photo of Calendar Easel Card created with Waterfront Stamp SetYesterday I shared a mountain sunset scene created with the Waterfront stamp set. Today I’m sharing one that has a tropical sunset created with the same Waterfront stamp set. Yep…it has both pine trees and palm trees in the set. I have been seeing so many, many different scenes created with this set. You really must get it for yourself. It makes you look like a wonderful artist which you are but with very little effort.

This card uses the same Soft Sky for the base but I changed up the colors of inks a bit. I used the same colors as yesterday for the sun and clouds but used Soft Sky and Pool Party for the water. I used Crumb Cake for the sandy beach and the palm trees are stamped with Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede. I added a bit of shimmer to the clouds, sun, sand and water with Clear Wink of Stella. It’s too bad that the camera didn’t pick it up.

BTW, I got the calendars from Vippies stamp company, www.vippies.com. They come in three different sizes and are self-adhesive. This is the large size and measures 3″ x 2 1/4″.

To order the supplies for this project, just click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember this is Sale-A-Bration time and for each $50 you spend in product, you get to choose one of the exclusive free Sale-a-Bration products. When you order, use the January Host Code and I’ll send you a small Thank You gift. And don’t forget for each $50 you order, you get to check off one line on my Customer Appreciation form to earn $45 in free product from me. Check this program out here.

Waterfront Sunset

easel calendar card created with Waterfront stamp setThe secret artista in me has been released with this Waterfront stamp set! I love, love, love using the various stamps to create this water-colored look using the stamps in this set. No, I’m not really an artist, the stamps and the wonderful Stampin’ Up! inks make it look like I am an artist. Eh…maybe a stamper really is an artist, just not one who draws the images. Anyway, I’m thrilled with the results of my stamping tonight.

Since January is the beginning of a new year, I wanted to hold a class where we made an easel card with a mini calendar on it. To make an easel card, cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold it in half. Then fold the front of the card in half again with a mountain fold. Glue a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock to just the section of the card front that is farthest from the center fold. Put a button, bow, or popped up label on the bottom of the inside of the card to hold the easel open. Decorate the front however you want.

For this card I used Soft Sky for the card base. Then I stamped a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with my scene using a variety of inks. I did mask the mountains when I stamped the setting sun. I used Tranquil Tide for the mountains and the pine trees. The grass was Garden Green. I used Marina Mist and Soft Sky to stamp the water and sponged Soft Sky on the sky. The sun was stamped with Tangerine Tango. The clouds were stamped with Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo, and Peekaboo Peach. I also stamped some Peekaboo Peace on the water.

This layer was then adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Tranquil Tide and then to the card base. I really urge you to purchase the Waterfront stamp set and release your inner artist. The stamp set also has images to make a tropical waterfront. You can purchase the supplies I used for this card by clicking on the images below to go to my online store. When you order, use the January host code and I’ll send you a small Thank You gift.

Another Stained Glass Technique Card

handmade card created with Bird Banter stamp set and Stained Glass TechA few days ago I shared a card I made using the “Stained Glass” technique and Petal Palette stamp set. You can see it here if you missed that post. Today I am sharing a card I made with the same “Stained Glass” technique and Bird Banter stamp set.

The last time I used black embossing powder for the ‘leaded’ part of the stained glass. Then I realized that Stampin’ Up! retired that powder a couple of years ago. Oops! Not to worry though. Since it takes ink a while to dry on vellum paper, I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and immediately added clear embossing powder. This works pretty well.I used Fast Fuze Adhesive to adhere the birds to the card front since the Fast Fuze does not show through the vellum.

I purchased this set mainly because one of the sentiments goes like this: “A little birdie told me it was your birthday….obviously, it wasn’t an early bird!” I am a great procrastinator and my modus operandi is to get the birthday card in the mail on the day of the birthday…if I’m lucky. So that greeting will be used a lot. However, I am falling in love with the birds. Stay tuned for more of these birds on cards.

As always, you can click on the images below to be taken to their spot on the shelves of my online store if you want to create this card for yourself. Also, remember that this is Sale-A-Bration time and you get to choose a free item for each $50 of product you purchase. Be sure to use the January host code when you order and receive a thank you gift from me.

The Excitement Builds!

Birthday card created with the Petal Palette bundleI am getting so excited for Jan 3rd when the 2018 Occasions catalog goes live.! You will find so many exciting new products in there to rejuvenate your creativity! My currently favorite set from this new catalog is the Petal Palette stamp set and its coordinating Petals and More Thinlits. You can buy them as a bundle for a 10% discount beginning Wednesday.

I heat embossed the flower image with black embossing powder on cardstock vellum and then colored the image on the back side with Dark Rich Razzleberry and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. This technique is called ‘stained glass’ and is so easy!

If you don’t have a local demonstrator and would like a 2018 Occasions Catalog, contact me. I’d love to send you one and be your demonstrator. To order the supplies used in this card, just click on the images below to be taken to their spot in my online store.

Last Chance To Reserve Stamparatus


December 30 is the last day to reserve your Stamparatus for Spring delivery. This revolutionary tool will help you by

  • allowing perfect positioning of two and three step stamps
  • eliminate only partially stamped images because you can just re-ink the stamp and stamp again in the exact place as the first stamping
  • allow you efficiently and accurately stamp multiple cards of one design
  • works perfectly with both clear mount stamps (rubber ones with static cling backing) and photopolymer stamps

Reserve your’s now   Your credit card will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships and you will be able to order additional items at that time. If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait to order a Stamparatus when the 2018 Annual Catalog goes live in June.

Free Shipping! What?

Banner showing Free Stampin' Up! shippingWhoa! Stampin- Up! is offering Free Shipping? Yes,from midnight tonight until 11:59 pm Dec 11, all orders have free shipping. Now is the perfect time to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, adhesives, and those stamp sets you have been waiting to order. The more you spend, the more you will save in shipping. The free shipping also applies to items in the End-Of-Year Sale. Check out these items here. When you order use this host code JW3JHNZX and receive a Thank you gift from me. So…get ready…get set…and go at midnight tonight!

Another Chance Reserve The Stamparatus!

Stamparatus headerLast month we could order this wonderful new tool for precision stamping but the quantity available sold out in 15 minutes! Wow…15 minutes! Stampin’ Up! was astounded by the huge response to this new tool so they have changed their plan to release it.

The new window for reserving a Stamparatus opens tomorrow, Dec 5 and will be open until Dec 30 no matter how many items are reserved. Then reservations will be closed until the new 2018 Annual Catalog comes out when you will be able to order them from the catalog. Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced). Therefore get your reservation on Dec 5!

Watch this video to see the benefits of the Stamparatus if you don’t already know about it.

Year-End Reduction Sale!

Header for Year-end Sales EventDecember 1 – January 2, Stampin’ Up! has put on sale items that have excess quantities. The discount price is only for a selected quantity of selected items. When that quantity sells out, the price will go back up to its regular price. So check out these items NOW to benefit from the discount. Click on the images to go to my online store. When you order, use the December host code JW3JHNZX and I’ll send you a gift for ordering.

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Back From On Stage Live!

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The most exciting new product from Stampin’ Up! is the Stamparatus! Oh my goodness! We all went crazy when they demonstrated this new and innovative way to precisely position stamps on multiple cards at On Stage Live. The Misti is well-known by many stampers but Stampin’ Up! did not want to just sell Mistis, they designed an over-the-top product to accurately position stamps. Not only does it do this but so much more! Check out this video by Stampin’ Up! to introduce the Stamparatus.

So you are excited like I am?  I was all ready to order one the day after I got home from On Stage. However, Stampin’ Up! is trying a new way to launch a new product. They are trying a reservation system. There are three reservation windows:

  • November 16 at 2 pm MT – November 30, 2017 with delivery date approximately Feb 1, 2018
  • December 5 – 30, 2017 with delivery approximately March 19, 2018
  • January 15 – 30, 2018 with delivery approximately April 15, 2018

The price of the Stamparatus is $49 USD/$65 CAD. You have to provide credit card information at the time you make the reservation but it won’t be charged until the Stamparatus is shipped. You may participate in all three reservation  windows but can only order one at a time. Click here after 2 pm on Nov 16 to place your reservation.